History of Information systems, ICTs and regional development
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
History of Computing particularly in New Zealand. In 2010 I completed my PhD research which evaluated the contribution that ICTs make to regional development, by researching the development of ICT networks in two regions of New Zealand between 1985 and 2005. In 2010 I edited a book, "Return to Tomorrow: 50 years of computing in New Zealand" to mark the 50th anniversary of the New Zealand Computer Society. I am currently collecting some oral histories from key figures in NZ computing.
Modeling and Simulation, Creative Automata
Distinguished Chair of Art & Technology, Professor of Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas
Modeling methodology for dynamic systems, systems theory and science, aesthetic computing, creative automata, computer science education, history of mathematics and computing
History of the UK home computer industry
Writer and Editor
I am a writer and editor at The Register, an online publication for IT professionals and enthusiasts based in the UK. I have researched and written numerous articles on the history of Britain's home computer revolution, which began in 1977 and lasted until the collapse of the market in the mid-1980s. I have interviewed many key participants in this story, and work where possible with primary source material. I am currently writing a book on the subject.
Here are just a handful of examples of my SIGCIS-relevant work:
High Performance Computing
Los Alamos National Laboratory
High Performance Computing History. We have an active HPC history project going at LANL and are looking for universities to partner with to perhaps bring in post-bac students each year for several years to help us capture LANL computing history.
I found SIGCIS just by internet search.
History of Computing, Digital Humanities, New Zealand History
Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
I am Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. I've recently returned to academic life after spending 5 years outside academe working in the IT industry, as a technical writer and editor, business analyst, and project manager. My doctorate is in New Zealand history. I've made some tentative efforts to develop the history of technology in New Zealand - it's an underdeveloped field in our country - and am currently starting a book project on the history of computing in New Zealand from 1970 - 2000. I've been aware of SHOT and SIGCIS for some time, and probably came across them on the Internet. I'd like to get to know what the community is interested in, and hopefully become involved in some of your activities and conferences.
computer and networking history
history of system architecture for large-scale computers and networks
History of Technology, Energy History, Environmental History
My recently completed dissertation explored the development of North America's electric power grid. During the research, I came across interesting information about the use of computers for network control. I'm eager to learn more about the history of computing and how the utilities's computing choices fit into the larger picture.
Division of History of Scienec and technology, Philosophy and History of Science Department, University of Athens
Aristotle Tympas works as Associate Professor of the History of Technology in Modernity at the Division of History of Science and technology, Philosophy and History of Science Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the history and historiography of technology, including a course in the history of recent technologies (computing, telecommunications, and biotechnology. He also teaches a required undergaduate course in the History of Informatics and Telecommunications at the Informatics and Telecommunication Department of his university.
History of Information, Communication, and Telecommunicatoins Systems
Gabriel Ferrucci Professor of Computer Information Systems
History of computing
Armand Van Dormael has published two books about the history of money: “Bretton Woods: Birth of a Monetary System” and “The Power of Money”. Several years ago, he decided to buy a new computer and discovered that the European manufacturers had given up production. His investigation into the history of computing led to the discovery that in 1948, two German scientists had developed functional transistors for account of the French government. He also came to know the French engineer who, in 1972, built the first microcomputer, the Micral. He is completing the manuscript of "The Silicon Revolution".
Digital 3D Modeling, Science, Technology and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
history of 3D modeling, history of visualization in science, engineering and entertainment; history and technology of computer animation and computer game design
History of computing in Spain
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)
My main research interest concerns the history of computing in Spain in the second half of 20th century, a period that in Spain partially overlaps with Franco's dictatorship (1939-1975). In this sense, my research aims to contribute to understanding the role of technology in the construction of totalitarian regimes. As part of this project, I am involved in the preservation of computer and information processing heritage, by means of a the establishment of an archive and a library on the history of computing at the UAB. I am also interested in the construction of the public image of computer, in the context of a broader research interest on the interactions between science, technology and the media in the 20th century.
History of eighteenth and nineteenth century science and technology
California State University Fullerton
I am especially interested in the materialization of mathematics through computing. At present I am working on a paper about Claude Shannon's application of Boolean algebra to relay circuits.
History of Data Processing; History of Software
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee & The Haigh Group
Thomas Haigh is an associate professor in the School of Information Studies of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a partner in The Haigh Group, a historical services organization. He has two degrees in Computer Science from the University of Manchester and a Ph.D. in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Haigh has published articles on the history of: the software and services industry and its leading trade association ADAPSO during the 1960s and 70s; the emergence of the search engine and portal industry; the commercialization of web and email technology; early data base management systems; word processing and office automation; connections between science fiction and the history of technology; the political and social context of the early US computer industry; and the origins of packaged software. Haigh edits the Biographies department of IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, and served on the ACM History Committee. He chairs SIGCIS. He recently edited the collected works of Michael S. Mahoney on the history of computing, for Harvard University Press, authored a provocative reconsideration of the famous 1968 NATO conference on software engineering, and published a comprehensive overview of the history of computing literature for the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology. A manuscript based on some of his dissertation material focused on the rise of technical expertise in administrative systems from office manager to chief information officer over the twentieth century will be submitted to Johns Hopkins Press soon. Haigh also has an interest in the social history of the personal computer, which has led to several conference presentations and some oral history interviews.
Science and Technology Studies - History of Computing
History of computing
Computing, Gender, Sexuality, Europe, Britain and British Empire, Government
Assistant Professor, History of Technology
Humanities Department, Illinois Institute of Technology
I am currently serving as Vice Chair, Operations for the SIGCIS.
My research focuses on the history of computing and gender, particularly in Britain and its former imperial territories. My goal is to study how connections between national prestige, labor, and productivity define collective understandings of technological progress, and how that relates to social progress. I study how labor pools are expanded or constricted by feminization and deskilling, masculinization and professionalization, and the class implications of white and pink collar machine work. I am particularly interested in the global history of computing's ability to enhance and emend U.S.-centric narratives of technological progress.
My recent publications and news are available on my website: www.mariehicks.net
I also occasionally contribute blog posts to the main page here at sigcis.org and helped organize the 2011 SIGCIS workshop--please drop me an email if you'd like to learn more about presenting at a future workshop!
Computer recycling and societal consequences of it.
Industrial Engineering & Management
e-waste recycling, e-scrap recycling, circular economy, rare earths recycling, politics, lobby-ism, industrialization of recycling industry, history of recycling, technology development related to the above. Sociology, Philosophy.
Found out about SIGCIS through the SHOT on the internet. historyoftechnology.org
University of Roma La Sapienza
Science and Technology Studies, Gendes Studies, Communication and IT